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Russian Futurism

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Jun 2004, 17:30
Politburo
Post 16 Sep 2004, 22:56
Comrades,

I have just started reading some books about Soviet art (very early, revolutionary period). I'm interested by Russian Futurism as - from what I know - Futurism was largely a fascist movement in art, however it was co-opted and changed by some Russians at the time.

If anybody has any sources about Russian futurism or art in the early period (I'd prefer an analysis more than a gallery) then give a goon a hand!

-TIG
Alis Volat Propriis; Tiocfaidh Ar La; Proletarier Aller Länder, Vereinigt Euch!
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 05 Mar 2003, 16:07
Komsomol
Post 17 Sep 2004, 14:27
Check out the site "Mayakovsky and His Circle", it's about the most bizarre poet and Bolshevik in the history, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and his crew:

Mayakovsky wrote:
But could you?

I blurred at once the chart of trite routine
by splashing paint with one swift motion.
I showed upon a plate of brawny glutin
the slanting cheekbones of the ocean
Upon the scales of tinny fishes
new lips summoned, though yet mute.
But could you
play
right to the finish
a nocturne on a drainpipe flute?


If you are especially interested in the art then look for Malevich, Kandinsky, Filonov and Rodchenko. I know I wasn't very helpful, but it's at least something...
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Jun 2004, 17:30
Politburo
Post 17 Sep 2004, 17:24
Hey, I appreciate that Comrade Papergut

-TIG
Alis Volat Propriis; Tiocfaidh Ar La; Proletarier Aller Länder, Vereinigt Euch!
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